Lake Orion, MI


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Living in Lake Orion

Lake Orion is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,051 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Orion is the 285th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Lake Orion was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Lake Orion real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Lake Orion house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lake Orion is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Orion is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Orion who work in office and administrative support (15.34%), sales jobs (9.64%), and teaching (8.62%).

Also of interest is that Lake Orion has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Lake Orion is also a village of artists. Lake Orion has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Orion’s character.

One downside of living in Lake Orion is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Orion, the average commute to work is 30.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Lake Orion is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Lake Orion citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.87% of adults in Lake Orion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Orion in 2010 was $35,380, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,520 for a family of four. However, Lake Orion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lake Orion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Orion residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Orion include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lake Orion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.